The Chinese Parrot (1927)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Marian Nixon ... Sally Phillmore
Florence Turner ... Mrs. Phillmore
Hobart Bosworth ... P.J. Madden
Edmund Burns ... Robert Eden (as Edward Burns)
Albert Conti ... Martin Thorne
Sôjin Kamiyama ... Charlie Chan (as Sojin)
Fred Esmelton ... Alexander Eden
Edgar Kennedy ... Maydorf
George Kuwa George Kuwa ... Louis Wong
Slim Summerville ... Prospector
Dan Mason ... Prospector
Anna May Wong ... Nautch Dancer
Etta Lee Etta Lee ... Girl in Gambling Den
Jack Trent ... Jordan
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Chinesenpapagei See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Conrad Veidt, a friend of Paul Leni, was considered for the role of Charlie Chan, but lost it to Sôjin Kamiyama. See more »

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Followed by Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933) See more »

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